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Reducing food insecurity a focus of grants from BankNewport

NEWPORT – BankNewport says it has awarded at least $47,000 in 2023 to help support six nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving those facing food...

Centreville Bank opens loan office in Warren, donates $5K to 2...

WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank has opened a new loan production office with a full-service ATM/interactive teller machine at 957 Main St. in Warren,...
VOLUNTEERS FROM Higher Ground International in Providence prepare food packages in response to hunger in the immigrant and refugee communities. The nonprofit is one of 15 organizations to receive $10,000 grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, R.I. Commerce Corp. and Gov. Daniel J. McKee's office in the latest round of RI Gives Vax Challenge funding. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards $150K to 15 nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Fifteen local nonprofits became beneficiaries of a combined $150,000 in grants Tuesday from the state of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Foundation...

BankNewport awards $212K in grants to local nonprofits

NEWPORT – BankNewport announced July 13 that it had distributed $212,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofits that had their operations and outreach negatively...
THE ANNUAL 401 GIVES DAY, scheduled for April 1 and run by the United Way of Rhode Island, hopes to raise $1.5 million this year to support local nonprofits.

401 Gives Day goal is $1.5M for nonprofits on April 1

PROVIDENCE – In early March 2020, United Way of Rhode Island officials were in the final stages of planning a unique day-long event to...
TAKING STOCK: Volunteers Ruth Balzano, left, and Dorothy Villani stock food at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence. Villani said the food bank has lost a lot of volunteers over the years, while Balzano said donations are distributed quickly and more are always needed. / PBN PHOTO / EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Each year Rhode Islanders face the ever-present need for food, clothing...

On a rainy, mid-November morning, five longtime volunteers sorted donations at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank headquarters in Providence. Aged 68 to 84 and...
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